Are self-help books really all that helpful? A personal strength list reveals a “maybe”

I was quickly browsing one of my many dating self-help books.  Just looking for validation that I am READY for a relationship.  Something that says the problem isn’t me. I’m not going to go down the road of why my thinking “alone” is some sort of problem, failure or deficiet – created by society, who…

Speaking about Restorative Justice, what one thing, is most important.

I’m struggling with what to say at tonights first fundraiser.  I know that I will have a demonstration towards the end.  I plan to make the ‘mic’ the talking piece, and have a few testimonials from the crowd.  I have a few people aware that the spontaneous opportunity will be presented.  I do believe I…

Overcoming the feedback that I couldn’t write a story.

One of my college dreams was to be a TV news reporter.  It was maybe my 2nd or 3rd major in college, and I felt “at home” as a Mass Comm (communications) major. I wanted to be the talented, smart and pretty woman in front of the camera.  I worked really hard at writing and…

Twitter as a restorative community, get in action to make it happen.

I am a twitter-er.  A twitterbee.  Right now I am following 600 people and I have almost 400 people following me.  I follow people based on interests in Bikram Yoga, Nonprofit, Restorative Justice and personal growth.   I have few writing and public speaking connections as well. The thing I like about Twitter – is that…